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Latest in Tag: free trade

Africa's road to free trade

Thursday sees the creation of the world’s largest free trade zone, the AfCFTA. Over 20 African nations are joining an association that in the final analysis will be modeled on the European Union’s single market.When called into being on May 30, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) will be the biggest of its kind …

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German minister pushes for free trade deal ahead of Africa trip

Germany’s development minister Gerd Müller is promoting a “customs-free trade deal in Africa” ahead of his seven-nation Africa visit. Experts say the real issues are being ignored.When it comes to the economic relationship between Germany and Africa, the issue of customs exemption is no longer an important topic. At least that’s what renowned development economist …

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EU governments approve free trade deal with Japan

European member states have given the go-ahead for a free trade deal with Japan, the world’s third-largest economy. Brussels said the agreement was sending “a very powerful signal against protectionism.”EU governments on Friday threw their weight behind a free trade deal with Japan, paving the way for the agreement to be signed next week at …

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Report: Countries should help people hurt by free trade

The world isn’t doing enough to help workers and communities displaced by global free trade, says a new report. It calls on countries to put in place necessary measures to help those who lose out in global competition.The world’s richer countries should help workers affected by trade liberalization, which has grown increasingly unpopular in the …

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South Korea passes free-trade bill with China

Korea’s parliament has ratified a free-trade agreement with China, removing most tariffs between Asia’s largest and fourth-largest economies, while leaving curbs on rice and automobiles in place. The free trade agreement, formally adopted by lawmakers in Seoul on Monday, aims to gradually remove tariffs on more than 90 percent of traded goods within 20 years. …

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Free-trade blinders

By Dani Rodrik CAMBRIDGE: I was recently invited by two Harvard colleagues to make a guest appearance in their course on globalization. “I have to tell you,” one of them warned me beforehand, “this is a pretty pro-globalization crowd.” In the very first meeting, he had asked the students how many of them preferred free trade …


Free trade ad nauseam

By Jagdish Bhagwati NEW YORK: So much has been written, by so many, against the muddled ideas that have now overwhelmed good sense on trade policy in the United States government that one wonders whether there is anything left to say. Yet it is worth recalling what Pierre-Joseph Proudhon reportedly told the Russian intellectual Alexander Herzen: …


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